A backflow prevention device is a vital component of a water system on properties which include:
A qualified plumber will assess your commercial site’s risk of backflow to work out how it can be contained. Water meters smaller than 25mm already have a backflow prevention device installed, but those over 25mm will require a separate backflow device. To find out more about backflow prevention testing and to discover more about our dedicated testing service, read on below.
In your water supply system, the water will be set to a specific pressure to ensure water can flow from taps and/or your shower. If a problem is to occur, such as a burst pipe, or a full build up of the system, your water pressure may decrease, resulting in contaminated water, for example, from the soil being introduced into your system.
Commercial water supply systems have what is known as a backflow prevention device, or a reduced pressure zone valve, built in to prevent this from happening. Backflow prevention devices must be tested regularly by a qualified plumber with backflow accreditation, such as those employed here at Under & Over Plumbing Solutions, to ensure they are still in working condition. Devices must be tested upon installation and then once at least every 12 months.
By law, if you have a backflow prevention device on your property, it must be registered with the local government and tested as per the conditions above. Regular testing of backflow prevention devices ensure they are working properly and that you, your property’s occupants and your neighbours aren’t consuming potentially harmful water. Our plumbers can take care of all elements of the backflow prevention testing process, from installing and testing the device to submitting a backflow test report.
If you’re in need of a professional and reliable backflow prevention testing service in New South Wales, including supply and installation, testing and certification, valve protections, maintenance and repairs.
Backflow Prevention Testing is a process of ensuring your property is consuming safe water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. We will assess your plumbing system to ensure there is no dirty water in your water supply.
Depending on the backflow prevention device it can take up to 10 to 30 minutes per device.
Backflow prevention testing can range in prices depending on the device used and how long it will take. For a quote contact our team today.
Backflow Prevention Testing is important because it guarantees that your water supply does not contain any dirt or contamination, this will ensure you and your family are consuming clean water.
We recommend having your water supply tested annually, however, contact our plumbers for an assessment on your plumbing system to provide you with professional advice